YouTube Intros Multi-File & 1GB Uploads

Should see the start of higher quality clips.

Love or hate the iPhone it is bringing spin-offs a plenty for those without gold-lined pockets.

The latest example comes via YouTube which has been under pressure since teaming up with Apple for the iPhone to produce higher quality, more efficient H.264 content. As a result the site has today confirmed that it is upping the previous 100MB upload limit to a hefty 1GB while keeping maximum clip length at just 10 minutes… 1080p videos anyone?!

Funnily enough – despite this 10 fold increase – YouTube didn’t confirm whether it will be increasing the defacto 320 x 240 resolution but this surely must be only a matter of time.

In addition to the 1GB jump, YouTube is also helping out its aficionados by introducing the ‘Multi-Video Uploader’ to, err… allow multiple files to be uploaded simultaneously. This should prove a particular boon to those (s)helpful(/s) naughty copyright flouters who post TV episodes, feature films, Michael Jackson videos and anything else way too long for that frustrating 10 minute cut off.

Interestingly, a dedicated uploading app is also being made available for Windows PCs to eliminate the need for a browser altogether. A Mac version is in the pipeline as well but no release timeframe has been announced.

Both the larger 1GB limit and Multi-Video Uploader go live immediately (as you can see from my rather tacky grab above). Go give Google copyright nightmares…

YouTube Multi-Video Upload

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